Arti Chopra

Rookie (16 Nov 1953 / Jammu)

The Bride - Poem by Arti Chopra

she came to this house,
as a young charming bride,
innocent and unaware,
eager to please, ,
to adopt her new loved ones
her soul laid open and bare.
hopelessly in love with her man,
already enshrined
in his snare,
ready to embark on this new path,
ready to do her share.
what was it she wanted?
nothing momentous,
nothing so rare,
just to be a
beautiful bride,
a loving and handsome pair

she too was light of her home,
the only daughter of beloved parents,
bought up with much love and care,
but what did you do to her?
capture her in your greedy snare?
taunts and terror.....
lurked in every corner
greed showed its face everywhere.
everything she did was wrong
all you could do was laugh and jeer,

no love did you show the new bride,
no mercy and no care.
to whom would she tell
about her new found hell
to whom could she portray her fear?

and even the man she was prepared to love,
the husband she wanted to revere....
turned into a monster,
before her very eyes
entrapping her in his snare

at the slightest opportunity
they would beat her,
drag her by her hair,
and finally one day...
the day did arrive
when she was in the media glare..

another bride burnt,
another girl killed,
for what..a car, some cash to share?
where is your conscience,
where is your humanity?
why and how could you dare?

do you have no daughter?
no little fairy princess,
that you too love, and revere?
think before you act,
conquer that greed,
there is a God
you have to face up there.

you make your own karma,
you weave your own fate,
every act has to be paid for
fair and square......
in the greed and hunger for riches
you forgot all
your conscience you have buried
God knows where...

but those who have suffered,
take heart and have faith,
for judgement day,
the killers have to prepare
you may not pay for your crimes in this world,
but there's another life
henceforth...so beware

God has his ways
of making you pay,
he will strip you and lay you bare,
no plea goes unheard,
no cry for help unanswered
in God's kingdom,
so you killers...
beware, beware.....


Comments about The Bride by Arti Chopra

  • (8/5/2006 10:02:00 AM)


    How did anyone not read such a moving moving....bribe burning is engulfing innocents in its flame....keep up the good poems!

    Preets
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, August 20, 2010


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